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Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Sep 16, 2019
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“Running wild” “Absurdest gem” “Great fun and satire” “Amazingly dumb” (IMDB reviews quotes) W C Fields is the screwball president of a screwball country populated with zanies that include Jack Oakie, Hugh Herbert, Ben Turpin and Lyda Roberti, plus many more. For no sensible reason the mixed nuts head for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. If you like high energy screwball comedy, this nonsensical collection of sight gags, quips and double entendres is for you. IMDB rating 6.9....
Topics: comedies, screwball comedies, farce, satire, pre-code, 1932 Olympics, W C Fields, Jack Oakie, Andy...

Silent Hall of Fame
Sep 15, 2019
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems This is a...
Topics: William D. Taylor, Esther Ralston, silent film, silent movie stars, old movies, silent era, archive...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Sep 8, 2019
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This crime drama about a playboy lawyer trying to make good as an assistant DA should be used in film schools as a textbook example of how not to direct and edit a feature film. Don’t blame the cast members. Their task was hopeless. The IMDB 5.4 rating is extremely generous. Directed by Vin Moore. Released in 1936.   2 minutes are missing.   
Topics: Dramas, crime dramas, corrupt lawyers, Rod La Rocque, Marian Nixon, John Dilson, Betty Compson,...

Silent Hall of Fame
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems "A...
Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Sep 5, 2019
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“The acting is what is frightening” (IMBD review quote). A mediocre cast that includes many non-professionals in an absurd screenplay meant to cash in on the ‘50s reincarnation craze. (Remember Bridey Murphy?) It’s stitched together by lackluster, static direction. On the plus side some of the NYC location cinematography is pretty good. If it wasn’t so tedious it might have been so-bad-it’s-good fun. IMDB rating 5.0. Produced and directed by W Lee Wider. Released in 1956. Complete...
Topics: dramas, suspense dramas, mysteries, reincarnation, hypnotism, Eric Fleming, Nancy Malone, Humphrey...

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Saturday matinees (kiddie matinees) were a summertime institution in thousands of US movie theaters. They lasted into the late ‘50s when they were finally killed off by Saturday morning children’s TV programming. These three-hour extravaganzas for the cap pistol set consisted of a jumble of multiple cartoons (that often were racially insensitive), serial chapters and one or more feature films that always were B-westerns. Parents and girls (eeu!) weren’t banned, but I don’t remember...
Topics: 2am Theater, Saturday matinee, cartoons, matinee serials, B-westerns, Tim McCoy, Buster Crabbe,...

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The green tint has been removed from this print, and it now is in the standard MPEG4 (MP4) format with a smaller download footprint. “Bizarre salute to our boys ‘over there’” “A few nice laughs” “Strange lowbrow comedy” (IMDB reviews quotes). An oddball burlesque of the recently-ended WW1 that even includes a female impersonator. Not one of the Sennett gang’s best efforts. IMDB rating 5.6. Directed by Richard Jones. Released in 1919. Complete print. AKA “The Kaiser’s Last...
Topics: Comedies, silent comedies, slapstick, WW1, Bothwell Browne, Ford Sterling, Malcolm St Clair, Marie...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Sep 2, 2019
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“Not recommended for ‘Hoppy’ fans” (IMDB review quote). Pre-Hopalong-Cassidy William Boyd stars in this primitive early talky that's cornier than an Iowa silo in September. Other than some spectacular stunt flying (see NOTE) all it has going for it is its curiosity value. IMDB rating 5.4. Directed by Tay Garnett. Released in 1929. Complete pint (minus a few missing frames). NOTE: The pilot of Boyd’s biplane was pioneer female aviator Pancho Barnes.
Topics: Dramas, comedies, William Boyd, Marie Prevost, Tom O’Brien, Russell Gleason, Pancho Barnes (stunt...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Sep 1, 2019
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This version has improved contrast. “Lurid and badly acted” ”Dreadful” “Amazingly bad” (IMDB reviews quotes). Laughably awful pre-code exploitation. (see NOTE) The miracle is it didn’t kill Douglas Fairbanks Jr’s career. Is it so bad it’s good? Yes! If you get a perverse kick out of wacky plots and atrocious acting you’ll love this gobbler. At the very least you’ll come away wondering what the hell were they thinking? IMDB rating 5.4. Produced and directed by Victor...
Topics: Dramas, melodramas, exploitation, pre-code, prostitution, party girls, Douglas Fairbanks Jr,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Sep 1, 2019
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“An amusing farce” “As fluffy as Marie’s hair” (IMDB reviews quotes). A breezy marital comedy in which newlywed Marie Prevost tests her husband’s fidelity by disguising herself with a blonde wig. This completely fools everybody. (Yeah I know. It’s really far-fetched.) Good cast and good production values. So suspend your power of disbelief and have fun. IMDB 6.5. Directed by E Mason Hopper and F McGrew Willis. Released in 1920. Complete print?
Topics: comedies, silent comedies, marital comedies, farce, battle-of-the-sexes, newlyweds, Marie Prevost,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 31, 2019
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“Sincere but routine” “Insipid and overly sentimental” (IMDB reviews quotes). Marion Nixon stars in this ordinary melodrama of class differences adapted from a novel by Vida Hurst. Good supporting cast and adequate production values, however there are no tango dancers in “Tango.” IMDB rating 5.6. Directed by Phil Rosen. Released in 1936. Complete print.
Topics: Dramas, melodramas, Marian Nixon, Chick Chandler, Marie Prevost, Matty Kemp, Warren Hymer, George...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 30, 2019
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“Poverty row surprise and delight” “Amusing” “Better than you’d expect” (IMDB reviews quotes). Laughs are the thing in this musical family feud that moves from Kansas City to New York City. Good cast. Lively screenplay. Surprising B-musical fun. IMDB rating 6.4. Directed by Richard Thorpe. Released in 1933. TV broadcast edit? AKA “Just off Broadway”
Topics: Comedies, musicals, B-musicals, family feud, Joan Marsh, Frank Albertson, Grace Hayes, Lucien...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 29, 2019
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“One of the greatest British films” “Magnificent, compelling” “Wonderfully done and perfectly cast” “Bloody good movie” (IMDB reviews quotes) NOTE: Although less than perfect, this upgraded copy is crisper and with improved contrast. The green cast of the un-enhanced original has been removed. The superb screen adaptation of Shaw’s classic tale of Eliza Doolittle and her teacher-tormentor Henry Higgins. Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller lead an outstanding cast. One Oscar win for...
Topics: Comedies, dramas, romance, George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 28, 2019
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“Thoughtful film with strong performances” “’The Bad Seed’ Nazi style” “Fredrick March provides the heart” (IMDB reviews quotes). A WW2 home front drama in which an American family takes in a young German refugee, not knowing he’s a brainwashed member of the Hitler Youth. Fredrick March and Betty Field costar at the head of a compact cast of credited actors. Adequate production values. IMDB rating 6.6. Directed by Leslie Fenton. Released in 1944 Complete print (UK edition)....
Topics: Dramas, WW2, home front, propaganda, Hitler Youth, Fredrick March, Betty Field, Agnes Moorehead,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 27, 2019
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“Hobos and millionaires” “Great sentimental movie” “Sweet and intelligent” “Wonderful lost classic” (IMDB reviews quotes). A breezy holiday comedy and romance about a not-so-homeless vagabond (Victor Moore) and the housing shortage for returning WW2 vets. Great cast and good production values. Moore’s most memorable film. Highly recommended sentimental fun. Check it out as an alternative to watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” again. IMDB rating 7.7. Produced and directed by...
Topics: comedies, Christmas, romance, WW2 vets, housing shortage, postwar NYC, Victor Moore, Don DeFore,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 27, 2019
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In keeping with the season in the US (and maybe in the UK) the 2am Theater presents two lively political comedies -- one from each side of the Atlantic. First up are previews of coming attractions followed by a cartoon. Then a Scottish bi-election literally goes to the dogs in “Storm in a Teacup,” costarring Rex Harrison and Vivien Leigh. Next in “The Dark Horse,” desperate for a suitable candidate a deadlocked party convention  nominates a political novice who later turns out to be...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, comedies, farce, political comedies, elections, pre-code, Rex...

Feature Films
Aug 26, 2019
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There was hiss in the audio of the first version of this film that was uploaded to the Archive.  I removed most of it with Audacity.
Topic: old dark house

Silent Hall of Fame
Aug 25, 2019
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems This is a...
Topics: Arthur V. Johnson, Mary Pickford, silent film, silent movie stars, old movies, silent era, archive...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 24, 2019
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Peer into the future as the 2am Theater presents two science fiction adventures. But first there are previews of the world of tomorrow. Then in “The Time Travelers” scientists climb through a window in their cheesy lab, and poof! They’re 100 years into the future! Who knew it could be that easy? Next the post-apocalypse is filled with monsters and other horrors in “Day the World Ended,” the low-budget remake of the low-budget “In the Year 2889.” According to these reports the...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, science fiction, sci-fi, time travel, post-apocalypse, Preston Foster,...

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Good evening and welcome back to everyone's favorite auditorium for alien fun and out of this world wonder. Well, with summer winding down, we thought we could help signal the end of the season with three late 50s science fiction flicks guaranteed to chill things down with just the right amount of cheese. First up, after a few coming attractions, we begin the fun with "Missile To The Moon", a 1958 low budget remake of  "Cat-Women Of The Moon". Then, we continue with 1958's...
Topics: alien, moon, sci fi, drive in, horror, John Carradine

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 23, 2019
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Very enjoyable” “Fine home front spy mystery” “Delightful film” (IMDB reviews quotes). NOTE: This print is sharper, cleaner and with better contrast and brightness than the existing IA copy. The green cast of the IA print has been eliminated, and this print is in the standard MPEG4 (MP4) format. It’s spy versus spy in this seriocomic espionage thriller in which ordinary British village folk are up against a nest of Nazi agents. Excellent cast and good production values. Highly...
Topics: espionage thrillers, spy dramas, British home front, WW2, Leslie Banks, Jeanne De Cassalis, George...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 21, 2019
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“Good script hindered by an almost anonymous cast” “The jury is out…to be murdered!” (IMBD reviews quotes). An old dark house thriller in which the twelve members of a jury that condemned a man to death are lured to an isolated mansion. More deaths follow. Large ensemble cast. Good production values for a second feature. IMDB rating 6.9. Directed by Richard Thorpe. Released in 1933. Three minutes are missing. TRIVIA: First US telecast was on September 15, 1952 by KRON channel 4 Los...
Topics: mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, pre-code, John Darrow, Gloria Shea, Hale...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 20, 2019
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“Gripping mystery” “Interesting curio for soccer fans and vintage mystery lovers” “Amusing for dubious reasons” (IMDB reviews quotes). A unique mix of soccer, mystery and comedy. Leslie Banks stars at the head of a good British cast. Good production values. Some of the jargon may be difficult for US viewers to follow. Recommended for all those who insist soccer should be called football. IMDB rating 6.3. Directed by Thorold Dickinson. Released in 1939 (UK only). Complete print....
Topics: Mysteries, murder mysteries, comedies, Arsenal Stadium, Arsenal soccer, Leslie Banks, Greta Gynt,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 19, 2019
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“Bluesy, moody, sexy” “Very interesting” “Worth a look” (IMDB reviews quotes). Murder, mystery and suspense in as close British movies got to true film noir. Cesar Romero and Kay Kendall costar, but unfortunately the beautiful Ms Kendall isn’t used to best advantage. However skillful direction, a good supporting cast and good production values for type place this dark thriller firmly on the recommended list. IMDB rating 6.0. Directed by Richard Vernon. Released in 1953 (UK)....
Topics: Suspense dramas, crime dramas, mysteries, thrillers, amusements arcade, ‘50s London, Cesar...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 16, 2019
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“Fun in the fog” “Frothy comedy” “A first class load of spooky fun” (IMDB reviews quotes). NOTE: This is the best print I’ve seen that also is in the correct aspect ratio. A classic comic mystery with lots of twists and turns mixed in with the laughs. Excellent British cast, good production values and definitely worth its 75 minutes. IMDB rating 6.3. Written and directed by Val Guest. Released in 1954. Complete print. CAST NOTE: The feature film debuts of Frankie Howerd, Belinda...
Topics: Comedies, mysteries, British Comedies, English fog, Frankie Howerd, Margaret Rutherford, Petula...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 15, 2019
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“Would not be allowed today” “Not so romantic” “There’s no fool like an old fool” (IMDB reviews quotes). An English girls boarding school comedy where most of the “girls” appear to be beyond voting age. However the comedy soon morphs into drama when one of the students seduces a middle-age teacher. Good cast and adequate production values. Petula doesn’t sing but she dances (uh sort of). Recommended for when your skydiving jump has been rained out. IMDB rating 6.2. Directed...
Topics: Comedies, dramas, English girls schools: teacher seduction, spanking, Mai Zetterling, Hugh...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 13, 2019
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This print is less than perfect, but it has improved contrast and brightness. “Well done and interesting” “Entertaining” “More fun and adventure with Hoppy and company” (IMDB reviews quotes). Hoppy goes undercover to catch twin crooks and their gang of cattle rustlers, which gves more screen time to Gabby and Russell. Good cast and good production values. All of which place it a lariat above the average matinee oater. Followed in 1941 by “In Old Colorado.” IMDB rating 7.0....
Topics: Westerns, B-westerns, Hopalong Cassidy, William Boyd, George Hayes, Russell Hayden, Stanley Ridges...

Silent Hall of Fame
Aug 12, 2019
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems Part of the...
Topics: Olive Thomas, silent film, silent movie stars, classic film, old movies, silent film streaming,...

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Aug 12, 2019
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The 2am Theater returns with another pair of Italian horror classics. The night of dark shadows begins with the usual gruesome previews of horrors to come. Then former sword and sandal queen Rosanna Podesta is threatened by an insane killer in “The Virgin of Nuremberg” (AKA “Horror Castle”). Next Babs is back in the reconstructed print of “Terror-Creatures from the Grave,” where spirits of the dead have sadistic murders on their minds. (And a good time was had by all.)
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, horror, spaghetti horror, mystery, the plague, Rosanna Podesta,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 10, 2019
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“Surprise package” “Unsuccessful” “Amusing B-feature” “Interesting idea -- dull execution” (IMDB reviews quotes). An uneven British farce that has its moments, but the script often lets down the cast. Edward Rigby and Henry Mollison costar. Adequate production values. Watching it won’t kill you, but there are better ways to spend 60 minutes. IMDB rating 5.5. Directed by Godfrey Grayson. Released in 1950 (UK). Complete print. CAST NOTE: Peter Burton’s feature film debut.
Topics: Comedies, farce, Edward Rigby, Henry Mollison, Mercy Haystead, Michael Ward, Eleanor Hallam, Peter...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 10, 2019
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“Gets my vote every time” “Good Fun” “Top-flight entry” (IMDB reviews quotes). Third in the series of four Huggett family comedies. Good ensemble cast headed by Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison. Good production values. Petula sings. Nostalgic fun. Watch it or you'll be haunted by Churchill's ghost! IMDB rating 6.5. Directed by Ken Annakin. Released in 1949 (UK only). Complete print (PAL transfer)
Topics: Comedies, domestic comedies, family comedies, Huggett family, ‘50s England, Jack Warner, Kathleen...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 7, 2019
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“This venomous comedy is a little known gem” “Encore!” (IMDB reviews quotes). A lively, fast-talking, second-feature comedy of the New York theater that may remind some of Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” (1968). Good cast and adequate production values. Followed in 1941 by “Footlight Fever.” IMDB rating 6.0. Directed by Frank Woodruff. Released in 1940. Complete print (tape transfer).
Topics: Comedies, screwball comedies, Broadway theater, Barbara Read, Alan Mowbray, Helen Vinson, Donald...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 6, 2019
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“An entertaining ‘40s thriller” “Unfortunately titled, but it is a good film” “Not a bad little sci-fi thriller” (IMDB reviews quotes). A malevolent millionaire’s brain is kept alive after his death. Which is fine and dandy until the brain starts controlling people. Good production values and a good cast -- that is with the exception of Vera Ralston. Remade in 1953 as “Donovan’s Brain” and in 1962 as “The Brain.” Save this sci-fi/horror for a dull Friday night when...
Topics: Horror, science fiction, sci-fi, mad science, mad scientist, Vera Ralston, Richard Arlen, Erich von...

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Aug 6, 2019
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“Murder, music and malice in the old South” “’Gone with the Wind’ on speed” (IMDB reviews quotes). A hodgepodge of a movie that can’t decide if its a romantic comedy, a romantic drama or a musical. Joan Blondell and John Wayne costar, but Wayne really has a supporting role. Hattie Noel is particular fun as Blondell’s no-nonsense maid. The production values are good even though they unbelievably include French cancan dancers from the Folies Bergere. Well it is what it is, so just...
Topics: Romantic dramas, romantic comedies, musicals, the old South, social prejudice, Joan Blondell, John...

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Hello and welcome back to everyone's favorite film grave yard and, since we took a little vacation, we thought it was better late than never to get back to the daily grind of boring... errr... entertaining you. So, what better way to get our blood flowing again than to present two flicks made years before their release.. at least in the good ol' USA. First up, after a few coming attractions and a nifty Bugs Bunny short, we bring you "Tomb Of Torture". This Italian ghost story was...
Topics: drive in, horror, sci fi, monster, Italian, ghost

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Mexico and Southern California are the playgrounds for this 2am Theater’s menagerie of monstrous nightmares. Tonight’s drive-in scream fest opens with previews of shrieks to come. Then in “The Black Scorpion” Richard Denning and Mara Corday can’t prevent gigantic arachnids from attacking Mexico City. Next in “The Monster That Challenged the World” it’s the mollusks’ turn when gruesome giant slugs eat delicious beach babes and everyone else in the Salton Sea. (bon appetit!) 
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, creature features, monsters, Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried,...

Silent Hall of Fame
Aug 4, 2019
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems "Girl...
Topics: Harold Lloyd, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies, silent film...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Aug 4, 2019
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“Getting a lot out of 56 minutes” “Rare Anthony Mann film” “Creepy Freudian Gothic” (IMDB reviews quotes) A most unusual second feature mystery in which a WW2 marine receives love letters from a girl who has never been seen alive. Discovering the truth becomes a descent into madness. Good compact cast of only four main characters. However Helen Thimig’s performance as a woman who will stop at nothing steals the show. Recommended for when you feel like spending an hour on the dark...
Topics: suspense dramas, psychological suspense dramas, mysteries, insanity, Helen Thimig, Virginia Grey,...

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Aug 3, 2019
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“Above average” “Well done mystery” “Fast moving suspense yarn” “Good mystery thriller” (IMDB reviews quotes). Margaret Lockwood is the mysterious lady with a dark past in this four-star suspense drama. Ian Hunter costars as her new husband who may have gotten more than he bargained for. Good supporting cast and adequate production values. Recommended. IMDB rating 7.0. Directed by Lance Comfort. Released in 1946 (UK). Complete print (tape transfer).
Topics: suspense dramas, mysteries, thrillers, Margaret Lockwood, Ian Hunter, Barry K Barnes, Anne...

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Aug 2, 2019
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“Fast-paced, witty and atmospheric” “Vastly underrated” “Early gem by the master of suspense” (IMDB reviews quotes). A worthy suspense drama in which a British couple’s daughter is kidnapped to prevent their exposure of an assassination plot. The excellent cast includes Peter Lorre’s first appearance in a Hitchcock Film. Remade in 1956. It would make an interesting double feature with Hitch’s “Sabotage.” IMDB rating 6.9. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Released in 1934....
Topics: suspense dramas, thrillers, assassination plot, kidnapping, Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre,...

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Aug 2, 2019
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“Not so bad espionage yarn” “Almost like Hitchcock” “Act three is worth the wait” (IMDB reviews quotes). Joel McCrea is caught up in this entertaining British spy thriller with a solid Anglo-American cast and good production values. And yes, act three is definitely worth the wait. IMDB rating 6.1. Directed by Robert Parrish. Released in 1953. Complete print (UK TV rip). AKA “Shoot First” CAST NOTE: Patricia Laffan is probably best known for her role as Nyah the “Devil Girl...
Topics: Dramas, espionage dramas, thrillers, Joel McCrea, Evelyn Keyes, Marius Goring, Herbert Lom, Roland...

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There’s a crisis at the border! Those damn undocumented space aliens just keep coming and coming! Where will it all end? The evening of alien terror begins with previews of coming catastrophes. Then in “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster” aliens invade Puerto Rico to shrink-wrap beach babes. Why? Because they can. Next in “Invisible Invaders” John Agar uses loud noises to fight John Carradine and his army of killer zombies, which I believe was the inspiration for heavy metal.
Topics: 2am theater, double feature, sci-fi, alien invasions. zombies, beach babes, Puerto Rico, robots,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Jul 29, 2019
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“A cross between ‘Phantom Light’ and ‘Lifeboat’” (IMDB review quote). From IMDB: Survivors from a torpedoed passenger vessel are rescued by a lighthouse crew. Ironically, the German captain responsible for the attack is also rescued and held prisoner, but an unknown spy among the survivors plans to help him escape. IMDB rating 6.4. Directed by Leslie Hiscott. Released in 1942 (UK only). Complete print.
Topics: Dramas, war dramas, mysteries, WW2, lighthouse, Austin Trevor, Linden Travers, John Stewart, Frank...

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Jul 27, 2019
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“Nicely done with flavorsome atmosphere” "Highly entertaining, well made mystery” “What a hoot!” (IMDB reviews quotes). This second of two Colombia Thatcher Colt mysteries comes with a hefty dose of ‘30s racism. There is big trouble in a circus that has as one of its main attractions a large group of black cannibals. (yikes!) Adolph Menjou heads a strong cast that includes Donald Cook and Dwight Frye. The mystery is well plotted and well mounted with excellent production...
Topics: mysteries: murder mysteries, whodunits, pre-code, circus acts, cannibals, lipreading, insanity,...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
Jul 27, 2019
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“Homolka is superb” “Drama with a thriller twist” “Excellent UK film Noir” “Well worth the viewing time” (IMDB reviews quotes). A genteel British crime drama that regardless of what some of its reviewers claim really isn’t film noir. Oskar Homolka leads its competent cast. The production values are adequate. You probably won’t mind that the conclusion is a bit contrived. Not to be confused with the 1946 TV movie with the same title. IMDB rating 6.8. Produced and directed by...
Topics: dramas, crime dramas, suspense dramas, blackmail, classical music, Oskar Homolka, Derek Farr,...

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Jul 26, 2019
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“Worth your time” “The best 63 minutes you’ll ever spend” “Surprisingly good B-movie” (IMDB reviews quotes). If you like mysteries set on long-distance trains, you’ll love this one. It’s a pre-code pip! Ben Lyon stars at the head of a good cast that includes Dwight Frye and Nat Pendleton in a straight dramatic role. The production values are excellent. Highly recommended even for those who aren’t mystery buffs. IMDB rating 6.9. Directed by Ben Stoloff. Released in 1932....
Topics: mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, thrillers, Los Angeles to San Francisco Express, pre-code,...

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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems This is a...
Topics: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...

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Jul 17, 2019
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The 2am Theater presents a special Gothic horror double feature staring Barbara Steele, the stunning British beauty whose real voice was seldom heard on screen because most of her films were dubbed. The night of witchcraft and hauntings begins the with usual horrific previews. Then in “The Mask of Satan” (AKA “Black Sunday”) Barbara is an evil witch who returns from the grave to possess the body of her innocent descendant. Next in the uncut version of “Nightmare Castle” gorgeous...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, horror, Gothic horror, spaghetti horror, witchcraft, torture,...

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Santos Dumont Explaining His Air Ship to the Hon. C.S. Rolls is a short film made using a sequence of frames that shows the inventor Santos Dumont explaining the operation of his airship balloon to Charles Rolls , the future founder of Rolls-Royce. The short film was filmed in London and screened on December 3 , 1901 at the Palace Theater.
Topics: Santos Dumont, Santos-Dumont, Charles Rolls, C.S. Rolls
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems This is a...
Topics: John Gilbert, silent film, silent movie stars, classic film, old movies, silent film streaming,...

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Jul 13, 2019
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“Nostalgic escapism” “Engaging crime drama with welcome bits of humor” (IMDB reviews quotes). A PC (patrol constable) goes undercover to catch a gang of truck hijackers and root out their boss in this off-shoot from the popular BBC radio series. Hugh Latimer has the title role at the head of a competent cast awash in endless cups of tea. A crime quickie that’s diverting enough to keep you from hanging out on street corners for an hour. Followed by “A Case for PC 49.” IMDB rating...
Topics: Crime dramas, British crime dramas, postwar England, truck hijackers, Hugh Latimer, John Penrose,...

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Jul 13, 2019
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“Plot loaded with loose ends” “Hollywood’s worst 'Blob' entry” (IMDB reviews quotes). You are expecting ‘50s drive-in sci-fi, but what you get is a low-budget, mostly set-bound jungle adventure in Mexico with a cast which includes African hyenas, Indonesian fruit bats, Australian birds, a harmless snake on a string (to make it look like a cobra) and a supposedly deadly iguana. It’s no surprise that its okay human cast couldn't save this one. I watched it so you don’t have to....
Topics: Adventures, sci-fi, jungle adventure, “The Blob” ripoff, Arthur Franz, Kathleen Crowley, Robert...

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Jul 12, 2019
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It’s cowboys vs Indians and brother vs brother in this action-packed B-oater staring Rex Allen and his horse Koko. Leonard Nimoy is featured as a renegade Indian chief. Be advised it also includes a lot of “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” racism. Above average production values. Remake of “The Apache Kid” (1941). IMDB rating 6.2. Directed by William Witney. Released in 1953. Complete print. AKA “Overland Trail Riders” 
Topics: westerns, B-westerns, Cowboys and Indians, racism, Rex Allen, Slim Pickens, Leonard Nimoy, Virginia...

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Jul 11, 2019
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“Better than average Hopalong Cassidy film” (IMDB review quote). Hoppy heads to Argentina in this B-western with more plot than shoot-em-up action. However the supporting cast is good and so are the production values. A good lazy afternoon pick for B-oater fans. Filmed at Lone Pine, CA. IMDB rating 7.1. Directed by Nate Watt. Released in 1939. Complete print
Topics: westerns, B-westerns, mystery, Hopalong Cassidy, William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Sidney Toler, Sidney...

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Those insidious undocumented space aliens are back again to steal our high-paying hotel maid and cabbage-picker jobs! The night of alien terror begins with previews of coming invasions. Then in “Devil Girl From Mars” a dominatrix and her packing crate robot are on the hunt for helpless Earth men who are good breeding stock. Next up is “It Conquered the World,” Roger Corman’s ripoff of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” to which Roger added a Venusian monster the film crew named...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, sci-fi, sci fi, alien invasions, robots, Peter Graves, Beverly...

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Jul 9, 2019
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“Sexy Paramount pre-code” “She’s got the dime-a-dance blues” “Can’t get enough of Miriam” (IMDB reviews quotes). Miriam Hopkins the center of attention in this love triangle at a taxi dance club. Jack Okie appears in a straight dramatic role and George Raft is the house gangster. Good supporting cast and good production values. IMDB rating 6.2. Directed by David Burton. Released in 1932. Complete print.
Topics: Dramas, romantic dramas, pre-code, love triangle, taxi dancers, gangsters, Miriam Hopkins, Jack...

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Jul 9, 2019
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“Predictable, mildly interesting” “Horror of facial repair, Mexican style” (IMDB reviews quotes). A psychological suspense thriller/horror which adds an insane patient to the usual mad scientist yarn. Lisa Gaye and Fernando Rey costar. Good production values for type. This is an English language film, however in some scenes the English is dubbed. IMDB rating 5.8. Directed by I M Ferry and William J Hole Jr. Released in 1962. Complete print. AKA “La Cara del terror”
Topics: Thrillers, horror, suspense dramas, mad scientist, Lisa Gaye, Fernando Rey, Virgilio Teixeira,...

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Jul 9, 2019
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“Silent history done right” “The fight for freedom” “Classic battle scenes” “Exceptional but bogged down by a silly romance” (IMDB reviews quotes). NOTE: This complete version joins together what only had been available at IA as two separate video files. D W Griffith’s last silent epic is the story of the founding of America told from the perspective of a fictional family’s experiences during the Revolutionary War. Occasionally slow and ponderous nevertheless this is an...
Topics: Drama, historical drama, Founding of the United States, War of Independence, Neil Hamilton, Erville...

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Jul 5, 2019
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“Not without its amusements” “Rather engaging” “Curse of the lifeless script” “Rubble without a cause” (IMDB reviews quotes). A petrified gladiator and undying lust in a modern version of the traditional mummy horror. It isn’t atmospheric nor is it very frightening, but the cast is adequate and so are the production values, plus it’s nice seeing Adele Mara again. Recommended for a rainy Saturday when your yacht is in dry dock . IMDB rating 4.9. Directed by Edward l Cahn....
Topics: Horror, mummies, ancient Pompeii, Richard Anderson, Adele Mara, Elaine Edwards, Louis Van Rooten,...

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Ah those amazing days of yore with monster bugs the makers of Raid could only dream about and city-stomping Godzilla ripoffs wreaking havoc everywhere. Both are part of tonight’s Bijou spectacular. The evening of creature catastrophes  begins with radiation-spawned monsters previews. Then in “The Giant Behemoth” a huge radioactive dinosaur spoils boating trips on the Thames. Next Peggie Castle and Peter Graves watch grasshoppers slide off glossy photos of Chicago buildings in...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, creature features, dinosaurs, grasshoppers, London, England, Chicago,...

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Jul 3, 2019
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“One of a kind” “A head shaker and a mind melter” “What did I just see?” (IMDB reviews quotes). Off-the-wall British science fiction that’s a strange mix of mystery, social commentary, the red scare and comedy. The real mystery is how Paul Douglas was roped into staring. Well maybe he wanted a free trip to Austria. The supporting cast and production values are good enough to make this curiosity worth watching for dedicated ‘50s sci-fi fans. IMDB rating 5.3. Directed by John...
Topics: science fiction, sci-fi, British sci-fi, mad scientist, super children, Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok,...

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Jun 30, 2019
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“Rarely dull” “Pretty good horror quickie” “Cheap little snake horror” “Poor” (IMDB reviews quotes). This is an Ed Wood movie. That is if Ed had been British, had this mostly competent cast and he had been able to write coherent dialog. The plot is right out of the Ed Wood school of low-budget, off-the-wall movie making. If you’re trapped for an hour with absolutely nothing else to do, watch this movie. It probably won’t bore you into thoughts of suicide. IMDB rating 4.9....
Topics: Horror, British horror, snakes, snake girl, Victorian England, John McCarthy, Susan Travers,...

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Jun 28, 2019
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The 2am Theater presents two horror cult classics in a simulated midnight double feature at an inner-city second-run theater. First up are the customary horrific previews. Then Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and a defrosted monster are on a train ride from Hell in the “Horror Express.” Next in “City of the Dead” virgins check in but they don’t check out of the Ravens Inn. NOTE: Both features are presented in their fully restored, widescreen versions. “City of the Dead” is also...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, horror, monsters, witches, witches sabbath, virgin sacrifice,...

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Jun 22, 2019
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“Imperfect movie” “Dreadful, mannered and dull” “Perfectly boring” (IMDB reviews quotes). Aging Gloria Swanson’s self-financed failed attempt to survive as a romantic leading lady and young Laurence Olivier’s emergence as a romantic leading man: Which are the most interesting aspects of this muddled film that doesn’t know if it’s a comedy, a melodrama or a travelogue. Also its timing couldn't have been worse. It was released during the absolute depths of the Depression on...
Topics: Romantic comedies, romantic dramas, cocktail drinking as a sport, Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier,...

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Return with us to those wonderful days of yesteryear when gigantic bugs and antimatter vultures from outer space bigger than battleships ruled the big screens of America. I get choked up just thinking about it. Nature run amok begins with previews of coming disasters and a cartoon. Then it’s 30-year-old teenagers and a monstrous arachnid in “Earth vs the Spider.” Next telepathic crabs would like to make cakes out of us in the Roger Corman classic “Attack of the Crab Monsters.” Where...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, creature features, sci-fi, Mel Blanc (voice), Ed Kemmer, June Kenney,...

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Jun 13, 2019
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Until recently the only other available versions seem to have been a poor Netflicks DVD sourced from VHS, and a badly faded broadcast print rip that may not have been complete. This version has 640 resolution but the print is in near-perfect condition.   “Riveting” “I didn’t want it to end” “Still good after 52 years” “Outstanding” (IMDB reviews quotes) There is dark intrigue in this international crime thriller with Dick Powell as a hard-nosed, globe-trotting Treasury agent...
Topics: crime dramas, international crime, heroin smuggling, Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Vladimir...

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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems "The...
Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Biograph Company, Mary Pickford, Arthur V. Johnson, silent film,...

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Jun 5, 2019
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“Strange mix of comedy and drama” “Pleasantly surprised” “Suffers from mood swings” “Charming performance” (IMDB reviews quotes). It tries to be a romantic comedy; it tries be a political drama; it tries to be a screwball comedy; it tries to be a crime drama, and although it’s not quite any of these things, and in spite of the flaws in its bipolar screenplay, it is an entertaining movie with a solid cast and good A-feature production values. Go figure. IMDB rating 6.1....
Topics: drama, comedy, romance, corrupt politics, man against the system, John Wayne, Frances Dee, Edward...

Silent Hall of Fame
Jun 3, 2019
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems This is a...
Topics: Mary Pickford, silent film, silent movie stars, old movies, silent era, archive films, rare films,...

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Jun 3, 2019
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For any surviving Rex Bell fans out there, he stars as the long-lost son of a ruthless cattle baron in this low-impact B-western with more plot than action. Good supporting cast and adequate production values. An entertaining oater that won’t raise your blood pressure. IMDB rating 6.4. Directed by Robert Hill Released in 1936. Complete print. CAST NOTE: Rex Bell may not have been the greatest on-screen hero, but off-screen he was the cowboy who finally tamed Clara Bow by marrying her.
Topics: westerns, B-westerns, range war, Rex Bell, David Sharpe, Earl Dwire, Charles King, Marion Shilling,...

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Jun 1, 2019
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The 2am Theater presents a bone-chilling and funny-bone-tickling simulated double feature program at a second-run theater in the ‘60s. The chills and chuckles begin with coming attractions. Then we’re off to sunny Italy where in “Curse of the Faceless Man” a two-thousand-year-old gladiator comes back to life because he has the hots for a certain reincarnated cutie. (Hey, it could happen!) Next we’re off to sunny Mexico to meet evil Baron Vitelius and his monstrous killer tongue in...
Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, horror, so bad it’s good, Abel Salazar, Ariadne Welter, David Silva,...

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May 31, 2019
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“Good but short’ “My favorite Wayne B” “Highly recommended” (IMDB reviews quotes). This print is sharper and with better contrast than the existing IA copies. After riding for the Pony Express John Wayne starts a stagecoach line, brings the telegraph to his town, saves a telegraph construction camp from poisoning, beats the bad guys, gets the girl, finishes up with a rip-roarin’ stagecoach race and all in only 54 minuets. Which is a good example of why for action and production...
Topics: westerns, B-westerns, Pony Express, stagecoach lines, stagecoach races, John Wayne, Phyllis Fraser,...

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May 30, 2019
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“Personable stars, pedestrian story” “Three western stars and one fun little movie” “What a hoot” (IMDB reviews quotes). Its cast of matinee westerns stars (Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson and Bob Steele) make this ordinary Monogram oater more interesting than it would be otherwise. Most of the fun is during the last seven minutes. Filmed at Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, CA. IMDB rating 6.4. Produced and directed by Robert Tansey Released in 1943. Complete print. TRIVIA: First telecast...
Topics: Westerns, B-westerns, Ken Maynard, Bob Steele, Hoot Gibson, Charles King, Linda Brent

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May 28, 2019
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"Dark, griping and memorable” “Excellent film, heartily recommend it” “Fine and unusual mystery drama” “Brilliant film!” (IMDB reviews quotes). A unique suspense drama staring Herbert Lom in the dual role of twin trapeze artists. Good supporting cast and adequate production values. IMDB rating 7. Written and directed by Alfred Travers. Released in 1947 (UK only). Complete print.
Topics: suspense dramas, melodramas, mysteries, British circus, trapeze acts, Herbert Lom, Phyllis Dixey,...

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This print is less than perfect. However the heavy blue cast has been removed and the contrast and brightness have been adjusted. Also now it is in the standard MPEG4 (MP4) format with a smaller download footprint. “A curiosity at best” “Good but dated” “Powell at his best” “Disappointing” (IMDB reviews quotes). William Powell is Philo Vance in what is reputed to be the first talkie whodunit. Good cast and adequate production values. However it’s more of an interesting...
Topics: mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, blackmail, William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall, Louise...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
May 27, 2019
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This print is much less than perfect. However the heavy blue cast has been removed and the excessive contrast reduced. Also now it is in the standard MPEG4 (MP4) format with a smaller down footprint.   “Creaky but fun” “More than fascinating” “Good early talkie” (IMDB reviews quotes).   William Powell as Philo Vance is confronted with a murder mystery and an old mansion filled suspects at each others throats. Good cast and superior production values for a 68-minute whodunit....
Topics: mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, Philo Vance, William Powell, Eugene Pallette, Jean Arthur,...

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May 23, 2019
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“Highly influential, largely forgotten and lots of fun.” “Max Steiner’s masterpiece” “Visually and sonically spectacular” “Awe inspiring” "Best of many versions” “A visual treat” (IMDB reviews quotes). The second and best of the five screen adaptations of H Rider Haggard’s popular fantasy adventure novel. Helen Gahagan has the title role at the head of a good cast. The production values are exceptional with highly impressive visuals (see TIVIA) and a superb...
Topics: Adventures, fantasies, eternal life, the flame of life, Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack,...

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May 22, 2019
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“Almost unwatchable” “A half hour too long” “Mind-numbing bore” “A gem from my youth” (IMDB reviews quotes). Tacky wasp puppet footage combined with the lengthy safari footage from “Stanley and Livingston” (1939). That’s more or less all there is to this low-budget creature feature. The uninspired cast does little to help. You’ve been warned. IMDB rating 3.3. Directed by Kenneth G Crane. Released in 1957. Complete Print. TRIVIA: This is another one of the hundreds of...
Topics: Adventures, creature features, giant wasps, Jim Davis, Robert Griffin, Barbara Turner, Joel...

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May 22, 2019
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“Fabulous period piece” “Tight little thriller” “Wonderful ensemble whodunit” “Simply great!” (IMDB reviews quotes). FROM IMDB: “ Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Gordon Harker  set out to prove that former customer Eddie Graves is not guilty of the murder for which he is due to be hanged in the  morning.” IMDB rating 7.1. Directed by Walter Forde. Released in 1940 (UK only)...
Topics: Mysteries, whodunits, thrillers, London pub, Gordon Harker, Mervyn Johns, Elizabeth Allan, Cyril...

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May 22, 2019
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“Great premise well acted” “Improbable” “Interesting” “Hammer’s first sci-fi outing a winner” (IMDB reviews quotes).   A unique sci-fi/romantic drama in which a British scientist duplicates his girlfriend (Barbara Payton). This results in unintended consequences. (Don't you just hate when that happens?) Good cast a good production values for a low-budget film. Malcolm Arnold background score. I agree with the IMDB reviewer who said it was like a long “Outer Limits” TV...
Topics: Science fiction, sci-fi, romantic dramas, human duplication, Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen...

Silent Hall of Fame
May 20, 2019
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Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkmba99/m.html?item=131684404495&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems This is a...
Topics: Victor Sjöström, Victor Seastrom, silent film, silent movie stars, classic film, old movies,...

A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with poster art and background audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the .zip, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, that's the easiest way. But I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be seen here on the site. This DVD contains the movies HERCULES AGAINST THE TYRANTS OF BABYLON & HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD, along with the preview and intermission reels.
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A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with a photo of the title character and drive-in style audio.  SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, that's the easiest way. I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on this site. This disc contains the movies VENUS MEETS THE SON OF HERCULES & THE SON OF HERCULES IN THE LAND OF DARKNESS, along with the preview and intermission reels. NOTE: IGNORE THE URL AND...
Topics: MACISTE, DRIVE-IN, FEATURE FILMS

A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with poster art and drive-in style audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the .zip, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, that's the quickest way. But I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on this site. This disc contains the movies VULCAN, SON OF JUPITER & ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS, along with the preview and intermission reels laid out to play like an old drive in show.
Topics: VULCAN, ATLAS, CYCLOPS, DRIVE-IN, FEATURE FILMS

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A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with a photo from the movies and drive-in style audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the .zip, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, that's the easiest way. But I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be seen here on the site. This disc contains the movies THE GIANT OF MARATHON & THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON, as well as the preview and intermission reels laid out to play like an old drive-in show.
Topics: dragon, drive-in, feature films

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SPECIAL NOTE: This film was shot in two versions with a different director of photography for each. One is in standard 35mm and the other in an early 65mm widescreen process. The Depression and then WW2 stalled further widescreen development until the the late ‘40s. “Masterful cinema” “Totally grand fun!” “Surprisingly scary” “Great atmosphere and impressive sets” “Silly, hokey and Wonderful” (IMDB reviews quotes).   Murder mystery, suspense and comedy based on a...
Topics: Mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, Crayce Hampton, Maude Eburne, Una Merkel,...

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May 12, 2019
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“Masterful cinema” “Totally grand fun!” “Surprisingly scary” “Great atmosphere and impressive sets” “Silly, hokey and Wonderful” (IMDB reviews quotes).   Murder mystery, suspense and comedy based on a successful stage play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood. Good cast and good production noted for its innovative visuals, Eighty minutes plus of old-dark-house fun. Remade in 1937 as “Sh! The Octopus,” in 1939 as “The Gorilla” and in 1956 as “The Bat.” IMDB...
Topics: Mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, Crayce Hampton, Maude Eburne, Una Merkel,...

A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with a photo of the title character with drive-in style audio, SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the .zip, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, that's the easiest way. But I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be seen here on this site. This disc contains the movies HERCULES AGAINST THE BARBARIANS & HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN, along with the preview and intermission reels.
Topics: HERCULES, PEPLUM, DRIVE-IN, FEATURE FILMS

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A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with poster art and drive-in style audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, that's the easiest way. But I've also upload the files outside the .zip so they can be watched here. This DVD contains the movies HERCULES & HERCULES UNCHAINED, along with the preview and intermission reels, laid out like and old drive-in show. These two movies were shown together back in the day.
Topics: HERCULES, PEPLUM, DRIVE-IN, FEATURE FILM

A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with a photo of the title character with drive-in style audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn to disc, which is the most hassle-free way, but I've also uploaded the files outside of the .zip so they can be viewed on this site. This DVD contains the movies COLOSSUS AND THE HEADHUNTERS & COLOSSUS AND THE AMAZON QUEEN, as well as the preview and intermission reels to play like an old drive-in show
Topics: colossus, peplum, drive-in, feature films

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A COMPLETE DVD. Zipped folder contains the pre-programed dvd, with the custom menu w/ poster art and audio. Just down load the .zip, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn, that's the quickest way. I've also upload the files outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on the site. This disc contains the movies THE BRAIN & WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS DORMITORY, as well as the preview and intermission reels, laid out to play like an old drive-in show.
Topics: horror, brain, werewolf, drive-in, feature films

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May 2, 2019
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“Brain dead” “Delightfully dippy” “Absence of logic” “Reeks of insipidness” (IMDB reviews quotes). The astonishing remake of the jaw-dropping “Cat-Women of the Moon” with juvenile dialog, juvenile delinquents, beauty contest winners and moon Gubmies (see note). The plot and dialog are more ridiculous than the original's. The sets are just as cheesy. The acting is much worse. An entertaining anti-masterpiece that’s bonanza for bad movie aficionados. In other words you gotta...
Topics: Science fiction, schlock-fi, Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K T Stevens, Tommy Cook, Gary Clarke,...

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May 1, 2019
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“Underrated gem” “Tidy Thriller” “Excellent B movie” “ Enjoyable” (IMDB reviews quotes). The British cops are on hunt for a serial killer in this solid second feature with a good cast, crisp direction and adequate production values. Not to be confused with the 1941 US film with the same title. IMDB rating 6.3. Directed by Montgomery Tully. Released in 1962. Complete print. AKA “Fog for a Killer”
Topics: Crime dramas, mysteries, serial killer, David Summer, James Hayter, Susan Travers, John Arnatt,...

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A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with poster art and audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS FOLDER, and burn. This disc contains the movie RING OF TERROR & TRAUMA, along with preview and intermission reels, laid out to play like an old drive-in show.
Topics: drive-in, horror, feature films

A COMPLETE DVD.Custom menu with poster art and sound. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, and extract the VIDEO_TS folder, and burn, that's the easiest way, But I've also uploaded the files outside .zip so they can be seen here on the site. This disc contains the movies JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER & BILLY THE KID VS DRACULA with John Carridine. These flicks actually did play together back in the day.
Topics: drive-in, horror, monsters, feature films

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A COMPLETE DVD SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder and burn it, that's the easiest way. I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on this site. This disc contains the movies NIGHT TIDE & HORROR HOTEL, along with the preview and intermission reels, laid out like an old drive-in show
Topics: horror, drive-in, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Lee, feature films

A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with still shot of the title character and drive-in style audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it, extract the VIDEO_TS folder, and burn to disc, that's the easiest way. I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on this site. This DVD features the movies TERROR OF ROME AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES & TRIUMPH OF THE SON OF HERCULES, as well as the preview and intermission reels to play like an old drive-in...

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PREVIOUS ISSUES FIXED. A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu with poster art and background audio. SIMPLE BURN INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zipped folder, open it,  copy the VIDEO_TS folder and burn, that's the easiest way. I've also uploaded the file outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on this site. This disc features a couple of Roger Corman flicks, SKI TROOP ATTACK & SWAMP WOMEN, as well as preview and intermission reels.
Topics: drive-in, action, Roger Corman, feature films

Feature Films
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PREVIOUS PLAYBACK ISSUES FIXED. A COMPLETE DVD. Custom menu w/ poster art and audio. EASY BURN INSTRUCTIONS: save the zipped folder, open it, copy the VIDEO_TS folder, and burn it, that's the easiest way. I've also uploaded the files outside the .zip so they can be viewed here on this site. This disc features THE KILLER SHREWS & THE GIANT GILA MONSTER. These flicks actually played together back in the day. With preview and intermission reels, this disc is laid out just like an old drive-in...
Topics: drive-in, horror, monsters, feature films

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Apr 26, 2019
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“Not bad for an early talkie” “Obvious but fun early murder mystery” “A real creaker” (IMDB reviews quotes). Yeah it’s a creaker but an entertaining creaker with some cast members who would go on to long and distinguished Hollywood careers. The video quality is fair. The audio is primitive yet intelligible. IMDB rating 5.9. Directed by Frank Tuttle. Released in 1929. Complete print. CAST NOTE: Fredrick March and Florence Eldridge were off-screen husband and wife.
Topics: Mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunits, Neil Hamilton, Doris Hill, Warner Oland, Fredrick March,...